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Spurs join Premier League big guns in Shaw fight

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Tottenham Hotspur are the latest Premier League club to be linked with a move for Southampton defender Luke Shaw.

The Sunday People claims Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has joined the race to sign the 18-year-old left back, who has enjoyed a stunning start to the current campaign with the south coast club.

Gareth Bale was the last player taken to White Hart Lane from the Saints, and the north London outfit made a tidy profit on the Welsh winger when he was sold to Real Madrid in the summer.

Whilst there is no suggestion that Shaw could become the most expensive player in world football, he's showing great potential in the English top flight - which is why clubs like Tottenham Hotspur are taking an interest.

However, Spurs aren't the only team keen on the talented teenager, who has represented the England U21s on a couple of occasions.

New Manchester United boss David Moyes has been linked with the player, as he looks to strengthen his defence at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils chief was heavily linked with a move for Leighton Baines in the summer, but failed to link-up with his former player in a summer of transfer disappointments.

Despite the experience and ability of Patrice Evra, the club continue to be linked with left-backs, with Shaw another name on the Manchester United radar.

As for Chelsea, they're also not short in the left-back position, despite the link to Shaw.

The Blues have England international Ashley Cole as their first choice, whilst Ryan Bertrand has also gained experience domestically and in Europe at Stamford Bridge.

Shaw would be another player for the future at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, but the west London outfit clearly face a challenge for the youngster's signature.

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